Donor Name: California Department of Water Resources
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $192 Million
Intent and Objectives
The intent of the Program is to provide immediate and near-term financial and technical support to help small communities survive this and future droughts. Financial support includes grants for recipients to implement projects that satisfy program objectives. Technical support includes, but is not limited to, DWR directly providing project management, engineering, and construction management services to construct infrastructure for beneficiaries where it will best serve the program objectives.
The Program aims to implement needed resiliency measures and infrastructure improvements for small water suppliers and rural communities. The Program will support projects and programs that provide immediate and near-term water supply reliability benefits and improve small communities’ drought and water shortage resiliency and preparedness.
The specific objectives are to implement projects that provide reliable water supply sources, improve water system storage, replace aging and leaking pipelines, and provide alternative power sources for operation (emergency generators). Potential projects include emergency and permanent interties, well deepening, second well, fixing or replacing leaking water lines, construction or upgrade of intake structures, additional water storage facilities, and tanks. The Program will also provide funding for hauled water, temporary community water tanks, bottled water, water vending machines, and emergency water interties, as a bridge to more permanent and drought resilient solutions.
- A total of $192 Million in funding from the General Fund is available for grants under this program.
Eligible applicants include:
- Public agencies (e.g. counties, cities)
- Public utilities
- Special districts (e.g. school districts, community service districts, irrigation districts, flood control districts, reclamation districts)
- Colleges and universities
- Mutual water companies
- Nonprofit organizations
- Federally recognized Indian tribes
- State Indian tribes listed on the Native American Heritage Commission’s California Tribal Consultation List.
For more information, visit California Department of Water Resources.